Beckwith Mystery — Anyone Remember a Meteor Coming Down on the 7th Line?

Beckwith Mystery — Anyone Remember a Meteor Coming Down on the 7th Line?


Adam Millar sent me this yesterday:

Hello, just wondering if you have ever seen historical records of a meteor in the Carleton Place area. My friend’s father told her of the huge hole he filled in his field and in the middle was a large meteorite (about the size of a small soccer ball – approx 60lbs).
Pretty sure she said his father had cursed the depression it left in his field. Farm is located on the highway (15 or 29 or whatever it is these days) and 7th line Beckwith. This would have been a huge fireball and likely very loud by the size of the meteorite. Thanks! -Adam
Well Adam, I found two instances but let’s ask our readers what they can remember and gather some comments. Here are my suggestions…
 May 26, 1957
November 1964

From Jim Mahoney– thanks to Glenda Mahoney

Hi Linda. It came from the east and went straight down the townline road high above the treeline. There were very few houses there so he had an unrestricted view. It was a bright neon green colour with a tail behind it almost like a comet or shooting star. . It was huge. It made no sound. It was glowing as bright as the sun. He could see it coming for what seemed like a long time and watched it until it disappeared towards Perth. It appeared to stay perfectly level. Straight shot down the Townline Road.—Jim also said that he waited for somebody to mention this glowing neon green sphere but nobody did. Nobody talked about it and he was quite surprised that there was no big fuss made about such an amazing thing so he eventually just forgot about it. He had told me about it a few times over the years and when I saw your article I told him about it. Once again my Linda clears up a mystery. Jim is thrilled u printed the story about it. He has always wondered why there was never a big deal made out of it. It is a very satisfying conclusion to his personal mystery.


About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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